Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth will start fifth Sunday night in the Oral-B 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kenseth’s fast lap of 188.996 mph (29.334 seconds) during the final round of knock-out qualifying in the No. 20 Home Depot/Husky Tools Toyota Camry put him on the inside of Row Three alongside Martin Truex Jr.
Kenseth’s JGR teammate Kyle Busch will start eighth in the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota on Sunday after his fast lap of 188.514 mph (29.409 seconds) in the final round of qualifying. Busch starts next to Aric Almirola on Row Four.
Denny Hamlin will start 17th in the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota after a lap of 188.642 mph (29.389 seconds).
Kevin Harvick won the pole with a speed of 190.398 mph (29.118 seconds), and starts next to Brad Keselowski on the outside pole after a lap of 190.058 mph (29.170 seconds). Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman make up Row Two.
Qualifying for the Great Clips 300 takes place Saturday at 4:10 p.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Oral-B USA 500 gets underway Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at joegibbsracing.com.
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